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Historical Events In 1861

Thursday, 07 July 2022

May 05   Alexandria, VA on this day in history.  

May 06   Arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US on this day in history.  

May 06   Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US in the year 1861.  

May 06   Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)  

May 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN on this day in history.  

May 08   Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on this day in history.  

May 10   On this day in history union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI  

May 10   On this day in history union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI  

May 12   On this day in history christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50  

May 13   On this day in history queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality  

May 14   On this day in history the Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.  

May 16   On this day in history confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium  

May 16   On this day in history confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium  

May 16   In the year 1861 kentucky proclaims its neutrality  

May 18   Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1861 cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle  

May 20   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War in the year 1861.  

May 20   North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   In the year 1861 nC is 10th state to secede from Union  

May 21   On this day in history north Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union  

May 21   Richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital in the year 1861.  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA in the year 1861.  

May 23   In the year 1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia  

May 23   Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession in the year 1861.  

May 24   Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops in the year 1861.  

May 24   Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops in the year 1861.  

May 24   Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 in the year 1861.  

May 24   In the year 1861 major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"  

May 25   On this day in history john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ in the year 1861.  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South on this day in history.  

May 26   In the year 1861 postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South  

May 26   Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL in the year 1861.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65 in the year 1861.  

Jan 17   In the year 1861 death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies in the year 1861.  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   In the year 1861 louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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